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Employment & HR

Our Employment law & HR team take pride in delivering employment law and HR services that are tailored to your needs. We are dedicated to listening and learning about your business to understand the challenges you face, your ambitions, and how to retain, your key asset, your people.

We are one the largest employment and HR teams in the South East, working alongside businesses with 60,000 employees across Kent and the South East. We enjoy consistently good feedback and take pride in the personal service we offer to clients.

We are recognised in the leading legal directories, Legal 500 and Chambers UK. Our clients range from large multi- nationals, SME’s to small family run businesses. We have particular experience of working with businesses in the automotive, manufacturing, logistics and construction industries and extensive experience of working with unionised and non-unionised environments.

We also have extensive specialist knowledge in both the private and public healthcare sectors including the NHS and in the public and private education sector including further and higher education institutions, academies, local authority and private schools.

We provide practical and responsive commercial advice on all aspects of employment law and HR including:

We will always advise you on your options to enable you to make informed choices. We appreciate that business is about taking managed risk and we will not sit on the fence but will make recommendations.

We also provide practical HR support through our separate HR entity, Kent HR and offer client portals containing useful templates and fact sheets.

Fact Sheets

Collaborative Employment Law (‘CEL’)

An introduction to CEL, what it is, what the benefits are and how it works. Read more

Holiday Pay fact sheet

Factoring overtime pay into holiday pay after the recent case law decision in Bear Scotland, is a source of considerable confusion for many employers. We outline the key points. Read more

Apprenticeships FAQs fact sheet

Apprenticeships can help businesses across all industries by offering a route to harness fresh talent and by developing courses that meet your business needs. This fact sheet summarises some frequently asked questions. Read more

Employment law for business fact sheet

This fact sheet provides details of our expertise. Read more


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News & Events

GDPR: Future-proof your business and ensure data protection compliance

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018 and will make substantial changes to the way in which personal data is handled. Read more


CIPD - Wellbeing and Mental Health

A session covering wider wellbeing issues and how to support a healthy workplace with effective strategies. Read more


‘Brachers Bitesize’ free webinar: Key employment law cases from 2017

A review of key employment case law developments in 2017 to date and any key cases on the horizon. Read more


Three quarters of Kent businesses subject to cyber-attack in 2017

Survey reveals rapidly increasing business cyber threat. Read more


Kent businesses urged to manage ageing workforces effectively

Seminar hears that retaining older workers is vital part of combating skills shortages. Read more


Apprenticeships opportunity for Kent businesses

Brachers seminar explores the new apprentices regime starting in April. Read more

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Meet the Team

Louise Brenlund | Associate

T: 01622 776405 | Email Louise

Abigail Brightwell | Associate

T: 01622 655281 | Email Abigail

Catherine Daw | Partner

T: 01622 655291 | Email Catherine

Antonio Fletcher | Senior Associate

T: 01622 776516 | Email Antonio

Michelle Perry | HR Director

T: 01622 776455 | Email Michelle

Rachael Russell | Associate

T: 01622 680417 | Email Rachael

Colin Smith | Partner

T: 01622 776451 | Email Colin

Sarah Wimsett | Solicitor

T: 01622 776466 | Email Sarah

Joanna Worby | Managing Partner

T: 01622 680414 | Email Joanna


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Recent Experience, Expertise & Articles

Employee Wellbeing rising up the UK Agenda

Data has recently been collected on employee wellbeing programmes from 78 companies certified as Top Employers UK plus 1100 globally. Read more


The High Value TUPE Claim

Our approach to defending our client against various claims relating to an alleged TUPE transfer. Read more


The European Works Council Election

The approach we took to deliver a legally compliant European Works Council for a UK organisation. Read more


The alleged breach of restrictions following termination of employment

We were able to work with our client, the employee, who was accused of breaching contractual obligations both during and after his employment. Read more


Sex discrimination in the workplace

We successfully represented an employer by defending an alleged sex discrimination claim. Read more


Workforce retention – the role of health and wellbeing initiatives

One of the major challenges ahead for UK businesses in the next coming years will be attracting and retaining talent. Read more

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Key Contact

Catherine Daw


T: 01622 655291

Email Catherine

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What Our Clients Say...

“Not only do Brachers provide sound Employment Law advice in a timely and effective way ensuring the options are clear and understandable, they are friendly and approachable on any subject.”

Magna UK